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Experts: Vaccination Refusal Puts Communities at Risk
TEHRAN (FNA)- It's hard to miss the buzz generated by anti-vaccine advocates, but particularly alarming is the return of largely eradicated diseases like measles and whooping cough, which can be attributed to some parents' refusal to have their kids vaccinated.

Nanoparticle Threat to Lungs Identified, Blocked
TEHRAN (FNA)-Chinese scientists identified and blocked the process by which microscopic nanoparticles cause lung cancer. ( 09:50:45 - 2009/06/12)

Antioxidants Bad for Breast Cancer
TEHRAN (FNA)- Although many believe antioxidant supplements interfere with breast cancer treatment, sufferers continue to take high doses of these pills. ( 17:50:16 - 2009/06/11)

Hummingbirds, Faster than Jets
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US researcher says male hummingbirds are capable of flying faster than fighter jets when they decide to impress females. ( 16:45:03 - 2009/06/11)

Malaysia Keen to Enhance Health Cooperation with Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Malaysian health minister Liow Tiong Lai on Tuesday called on Iran to utilize its health and medical experiences to enhance cooperation between the two states. ( 15:26:59 - 2009/06/10)

Treating Gum Diseases Lessens Arthritis Pain
TEHRAN (FNA)- Treating gum disease not only helps treat mouth infection but also alleviates rheumatoid arthritis in individuals suffering from both malignancies. ( 13:01:00 - 2009/06/10)

Iran to Host Int'l Exhibition on Medical Developments
TEHRAN (FNA)- Tehran is due to host the 12th international exhibition on the latest medical achievements and also the 3rd exhibition on laboratory developments on June 11-14. ( 16:16:35 - 2009/06/09)

Role for CISD2 Gene in Human Disease, Lifespan Control Revealed
TEHRAN (FNA)- The scientist recently could reveal the role of CISD2 gene in human disease and lifespan control by presenting a new animal model of human Wolfram Syndrome, and effectively link CISD2 gene function, mitochondrial integrity and aging in mammals. ( 15:58:15 - 2009/06/09)

Bats Recognize Individual Voices
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have found that bats are able to distinguish between different individuals by their echolocation calls or biological sonar. ( 12:17:31 - 2009/06/09)

Iran's Lake Orumieh A Habitat in Danger
TEHRAN (FNA)- The northwestern Lake Orumieh in Iran, a habitat to some 212 species of birds, 41 reptiles, 7 amphibians, and 27 species of mammals, including the Iranian yellow deer, is at the risk of destruction due to a series of ecological factors as well as building a 1.5-kilometer-long bridge over the lake. ( 15:41:50 - 2009/06/08)

Pup Deamidated to Substrates but Homologous Enzymes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that bacterial ubiquitin-like modifier Pup is deamidated and conjugated to substrates by distinct but homologous enzymes. ( 15:31:40 - 2009/06/08)

New Drug to Treat Diabetes
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a recent study said that a newly developed diabetes drug is more effective than older available medication in helping patients control their blood sugar levels. ( 13:35:19 - 2009/06/08)

Ten Foods to Fight Allergies
TEHRAN (FNA)- Certain foods can substitute offending foods responsible for food allergies and intolerance in individuals, broadening their diet choices. ( 12:34:19 - 2009/06/08)

Worldwide Bronze Age Researchers to Convene in Iran Conference
TEHRAN (FNA)- The third edition of the international conference on Bronze Age Intercultural Relations in the Middle East will be held from June 16 to 19, 2009 in Iran's northern Mazandaran province. ( 16:15:11 - 2009/06/07)

Dimerization of MyoD Restrains Pro-Myogenic Effect in RMS Cells
TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study revealed that the dimerization partner of MyoD restrains its normally pro-myogenic effect in rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) cells. ( 16:01:32 - 2009/06/07)

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